Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emerging invasive disease linked to raw freshwater fish

Experts from the University of Stirling have contributed to a new report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), warning of an emerging foodborne hazard in Southeast Asia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Non-optimal codons enable coronaviruses' promiscuity

Since March 2020 the Cancer Genomics and BioComputing of Complex Diseases Laboratory at the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University has been dedicated to the study of COVID-19. Motivated in particular to study ...

Medical research

Global microbiome study discovers thousands of new species

About 12,000 bacteria and viruses collected in a sampling from public transit systems and hospitals around the world from 2015 to 2017 had never before been identified, according to a study by the International MetaSUB Consortium, ...

Health

Kefir packs less of a probiotic punch than labels claim

Gut health is having a moment, with sales of fermented foods such as kefir, kombucha, and kimchi steadily on the rise. The benefits of "good bacteria" in fermented foods and supplements go well beyond the gut, moderating ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Human screams communicate at least six emotions

Human screams signal more than fear and are more acoustically diverse than previously thought, according to a study published April 13th 2021 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Sascha Frühholz of the University of ...

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Species

In biology, a species is:

There are many definitions of what kind of unit a species is (or should be). A common definition is that of a group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring, and separated from other such groups with which interbreeding does not (normally) happen. Other definitions may focus on similarity of DNA or morphology. Some species are further subdivided into subspecies, and here also there is no close agreement on the criteria to be used.

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